[Noisebridge-discuss] help naming this diy dystopian scifi film

The Batkid batkid at gmx.com
Mon Dec 23 00:07:17 UTC 2013

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From: Al Sweigart
Sent: 12/22/13 02:01 PM
To: Douglas Benner
Subject: Re: [Noisebridge-discuss] help naming this diy dystopian scifi film

Automaton, or Automata. Something like that. I saw it once: absolutely terrible movie, even by indie standards. I can't find it on IMDB or Google. The patriarchal figure is her grandfather, who left her recorded messages. Promising premise, but the movie itself was just... bad.

On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 1:09 PM, Douglas Benner < greenshoos at gmail.com > wrote:

hello NB folks,
can you help me remember the name of this scifi flick? possibly from the 70's or 80's.

~Its set in a dystopian future, presumably after some kind of global apocalypse, and humans send robots out to fight other robots, possibly because the atmosphere is so toxic only robots can operate outside.

~Its very minimal and diy, the entire film takes place in a bunker where a young female repairs robots to send them back out to fight. the robot fight sequences look like tabletop shobox modeling in very stark black and white sequences.

~The film attempts an anthopomorphisation of the robots as our hero interacts with them, they are her only companions, and we experience a bit of grief as they expire in war.

~the only contact our protaganist has with other humans is with some patriarchal figure over short wave or video as he spouts out war propaganda and tactical information.

i dont remember much else about this movie or how it ends. It may be a locally produced underground film for all i know.
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